Saturday, January 14, 2012

Upcoming: Having Our Say - the Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years, George Washington Carver Center, February 3 - 5

Found on-line:

JR Cumberbatch Productions in cooperation with the George Washington Carver Museum and The SANDE Youth Project presents

Having Our Say Delaney Emily Mann
Having Our Say

by Emily Mann
adapted from the book

by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

February 3 at 7 p.m. (red carpet, photos and social hour 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.)

February 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

February 5 College Student Delany Day in celebration of Black History Month (for college students ONLY) - 1:30 pm

February 5 Evening Performance & Post Performance Dinner for Bishop Delany's Birthday - 6 pm (*Must show ticket receipt for admittance*)

Tickets on-line via Eventbrite: $32.64 general admission, $16.82 for students, $48.47 for closing performance and dinncer

Join us for a sit down with Sadie and Bessie, the unparalleled Delany sisters, whose poignant outlook on a transforming American landscape offers a testament to legacy and community. You'll leave the theater having had an intimate encounter with wisdom.

Adapted by multi-award-winning playwright and McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann from the best-selling book by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, Having Our Say received 3 Tony nominations in 1995 and has since been produced internationally to critical acclaim. The play was turned into a television movie starring Diahann Carroll and Ruby Dee, earning a Peabody Award for Excellence in Television and a NAACP Image Award nomination.

Join acclaimed local actresses Jennifer Cumberbatch, Carla Nickerson and director Jamee Kennedy as they take you on a historical journey revealing truths about Jim Crowe, Civil Rights and cultural resiliency.

Sunday evening dinner includes - chicken & gravy, sweet potato souffle, mac & cheese, broccoli, and pound cake

SPONSORS: University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; Cumberbatch & Associations; Dr. Sylvia Rousseau; Julie Rousseau; Joseph Hawkins - A New Thing; Justin & Vanessa Belk; Justin Adams

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